The Russian Revolution

  • Czar Nicholas is crowned

    Nicholas II is crowned as the Czar of Russia
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday in St. Pertersburg begins the 1905 Russian Revolution
  • Ending

    The October Manifesto, issued by Czar Nicholas II, brings an end to the 1905 Russian Revolution by promising Cival Liberties and elected paralement
  • Laws of 1906

    A consititution is created, reflecting the promises made in the October Manifesto (Fundemental laws of 1906).
  • World War 1

    World War one begins
  • Czar in Command

    Czar Nicholas II assumes supreme command of russian army
  • Rasputin

    Rasputin murdered
  • February Revolution

    The February Revolution begins with strikes, demonstrations, and mutinies in Petrograd
  • Czar Nicholas II abdicates and includes his son.

    Czar Nicholas II abdicates and includes his son. The following day, Nicholas' brother, Mikhail announced his refusal to accept the throne. Provisional Government formed
  • Lenin returns

    Lenin returns from exile and arrives in Petrograd via a sealed train
  • Protests against the Provisional Government

    The July Days begin in Petrograd with spontaneous protests against the Provisional Government; after the Bolsheviks unsuccessfully try to direct these protests into a coup, Lenin is forced into hiding
  • Prime Minister

    Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of the Provisional Government
  • A failed coup by General Lavr Kornilov

    The Kornilov Affair, a failed coup by General Lavr Kornilov, commander of the Russian Army
  • The October Revolution

    The Bolsheviks take over Petrograd (also called the November Revolution if following the Gregorian calendar)
  • The Winter Palace

    The Winter Palace, the last holdout of the Provisional Government, is taken by the Bolsheviks; the Council of People's Commissars (abbreviated as Sovnarkom), led by Lenin, is now in control of Russia
  • The new Bolshevik government

    The new Bolshevik government converts Russia from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar turning February 1 into February 14
  • The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Between Germany and Russia, is signed and takes Russia out of World War I
  • The Bolshevik Party, The Communist party

    The Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Communist Party
  • Moscow

    The capital of Russia is changed from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Civil war

    Russian Cilval war begins
  • Royal Family

    Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed
  • Assassination

    An assassination attempt leaves Lenin seriously wounded
  • Russian civil war ends

    Russian civil war ends
  • New General secratary

    Stalin is appointed General Secretary
  • Lenin suffers first stroke

    Lenin suffers first stroke
  • Lenin suffers second stroke

    Lenin suffers second stroke and dies
  • U.S.S.R.

    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) established
  • Lenin dies

    Lenin dies Stalin will become his successor